Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Social Sciences, Washington
Fellowship: 15.08.2013–14.08.2014


  • A.B., magna cum laude, Sociology and German Area Studies, Cornell University, 1994
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999
  • M.P.P., Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003
  • Associate Professor and Director, International Training and Education Program, American University, August 2013-
  • Research Associate, Social Science Research Council, 2009-present
  • Director, International Education Program, New York University (NYU), 2012-2013
  • Associate Professor of International Education and Educational Sociology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, NYU, 2010-2013
  • Assistant Professor of International Education and Educational Sociology, Steinhardt School, NYU, 2003-2010
  • Affiliated Appointment as Associate Professor of Sociology, NYU, 2010-2013
  • Affiliated Appointment as Assistant Professor of Sociology, NYU, 2004-2010


Fields of Research

  • Nationalism
  • Citizenship
  • Right-wing extremism
  • Comparative education
  • Global education
  • Internationalization of higher education


Publications (Selection)


  • Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism, and National Belonging in Contemporary Germany. Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2009.
  • Zus. mit Mitchell Stevens, and Seteney Shami. Teaching the World: How US Uni-versities are Going Global. (Under contract at Princeton University Press).
  • Zus. mit Fabian Virchow, eds. Cultural Dimensions of Right-Wing Extremism in Comparative Perspective. (Forthcoming from Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften in 2013).
  • The Extreme goes Mainstream: the Commercialization of Right-Wing Youth Subculture in Germany (Working title, manuscript in progress).


Peer-reviewed Articles Published

  • Zus. mit Seteney Shami. 2012. »Graduate Student Training and the Reluctant Internationalism of Social Science in the USA.« Research in Comparative and International Education, 7(1): 50-60.
  • Zus. mit Bess Rothenberg 2012. »Ambivalence, Pride, and Shame: Conceptualizations of German Nationhood.« Nations and Nationalism 18(1).
  • Zus. mit Elizabeth Hanauer 2011. »Exporting Higher Education: Offshore Cam-puses in the Middle East.« Comparative Education, 47(2): 181-207.
  • Zus. mit Elizabeth Anderson Worden 2010. »Internationalisation in US Higher Education: Studying the Middle East in the American University.« Globalisation, Societies and Education, 8(3): 393-409.
  • Zus. mit Fox, Jon 2008. »Everyday Nationhood.« Ethnicities, 8 (4): 536-562; and »The ›Here and Now‹ of Everyday Nationhood.« Ethnicities, 8(4): 573-576 [Response arti-cle to Anthony Smith’s debate reply (»The Limits of Everyday Nationhood.«) Ethnicities 8(4): 563-573.]
  • Everyday Understandings of Citizenship in Germany. Citizenship Studies, 10(5) 2006: 541-570.